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Rendering: BMW’s future active lifestyle-oriented vehicle

Rumors | November 27th, 2010 by 14
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LeftLaneNews brings back to focus the rumored BMW Compact Sport Tourer concept that apparently Munich-based automaker is working on. In the past, rumors of a …

LeftLaneNews brings back to focus the rumored BMW Compact Sport Tourer concept that apparently Munich-based automaker is working on. In the past, rumors of a Compact Sport Tourer and Advanced Sport Tourer surfaced on BMWBLOG, and at the time, based on limited information, we reported that these vehicles will be sitting under the 1 Series family.

According to sources close to BMW referred to the two models as an answer to customer request for extended space in family-oriented vehicle that offers more flexibility in a much smaller car.

LeftLaneNews takes a different angle here. They refer to these vehicles as the X0, a badging that we are a hundred percent sure BMW won’t use. Same publication mentions that the car will actually join the X-family and will be powered by three and four-cylinder turbocharged engines with small displacement, less than 1.5 liters. The active car is said to share much of the MINI Countryman’s front-wheel drive platform, a move that would save BMW development costs and will offer better fuel consumption.

Rendering: BMWs future active lifestyle oriented vehicleUnfortunately, we’re inclined to disagree with some of their assumptions. We continue to believe that the Active and Compact Sports Tourers will be actually using the 1 Series matrix, with a FWD/4WD platform. We see these type of vehicles as a larger hatch/wagon with space for five and higher driving position.

Same as the 5GT, the cars will fulfill a niche where customers require increased flexibility from their cars while maintaining the premium status. Moving into 2011, we expect to learn more about BMW’s future plans for the 1 Series and also about the front-wheel drive platform.

[Source: LeftLaneNews ]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1293096462 Ramon Juarez

    that’s the best rendering ever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001688446429 Giom Mouton

    The X1 should have looked like that! (not that I dislike the X1, but just imagine!)

    Brilliant render!

  • plaxico

    looks really cool !

    • viper

      right on , I think its the first time we all like it. thats how every bmw should look like , maybe this is how the upcoming bmws will look like yes*

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

        think twice,now those two have really bad taste hahah!

  • L. Hamilton

    Holy Crap!!

  • Heddlu_Cymru M5

    That looks awesome!

  • Bryce

    They should increase the size of this, add rear doors, and replace the X3 with it!

  • wazon8

    Damn, contrary to all of you, I am not impressed by it. It looks too much Japanese. If there were no kidneys and badge, I wouldn’t say it could be BMW – not the design language I used to expect from BMW.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      Nissan Infiniti mix

      • Bryce

        I agree with you guys… but at least it’s interesting, which is more than I can say about the X3

  • Ruslan-Kz

    X3 rendering was better than the original. As though we weren’t waited by new disappointment. Time will tell.

  • freddy

    The car looks interesting!! However, I feel that there is enough model in the X1, X3, X5 segment. BMW should consider the X6 segment, which previously “review” the X4 model. To me there is a missing gap in that segment. Hence, call it a X4, may not be acceptable by many Asian though ;-)

  • Yee

    Awesome…. but please don’t make another small SUV (we’ve got too many of those… X1, X3..). Please make a competitor for Merc GL or Audi Q7.

    If you’d make a beast like that… as large as Audi Q7 – I’d buy one right away. NOW! I’m waiting for this type of SUV for 2 years…

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